One of the hallmarks of a developmentally appropriate classroom is allowing children choices in learning. This article shows the linkage between language, literacy, and children’s social and cultural development. This article is appropriate for both preschool and elementary educators. (Visit his website at http://drdanielmeier.com/site/Home.html)
Study Guide Questions:
A. List as many positive outcomes as you can that are more likely to occur when children have choice-making activities.
B. What choice activities for children can you add in your school/preschool day?
C. Respond to the bulleted questions posed by the author at the end of the article.
D. Develop a parent flyer or letter that explains children’s need to experience choices. Include information about how your classroom supports children making choices.
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